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Old 06-22-2004, 12:11 AM
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Favorite adjectives.

Using good adjectives makes people sound cool. So what are some you like to use/hear?
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Old 06-22-2004, 01:42 AM
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I have always loved the adjective "rakish", and try to find excuses to use it. Particularly with the word "youth".

I'm not sure which adjectives I like to hear, though.
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:13 AM
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Fubsy. I know you can't call people that to their faces, but it's just such a delightful word to say.
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:16 AM
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Jiggy. I know it got a bit overused, but I like it.

Hey you did say cool, not intelligent.
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:21 AM
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tight, dope, ridiculous, crazy, clean...are the ones I use most often especially ridiculous and tight.

all of them mean good or nice, one example is; "That car is ridiculous."
in other words "That's a really nice car you have."
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Old 06-22-2004, 09:48 AM
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I use uber alot. But my adjective of the moment is ghetto. Basically anything that is rigged to work, dirty, or just weird in general is ghetto to me and my friends.
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Old 06-22-2004, 11:54 AM
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abecedarian

What can I say, I like making other people hit the dictionaries to look up a word that means "easy". I only use it as an adjective, never had any use for it as a noun.
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:37 PM
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funky
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:44 PM
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Pluperfect: as in "What in the pluperfect hell is going on here?"

Hey, I don't know. I heard it somewhere.
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Old 06-22-2004, 04:03 PM
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Fabulous
Gargantuan
Foul
Gorgeous
Trite
Petty
Excessive
Sensual

Plethora---hmm, not an adjective is it? Or is it? Noun, I think.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:00 PM
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These are my three favorite acronyms,

Ubiquitous,
Obligatory, and
Callipygian...

especially in situations where they all apply.

Then there's also Fimicolous... which is an awesome insult adjective.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:32 PM
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One of my favourite words of all time just happens to be an adjective:

Mellifluous. It just sounds so damn slinky and sexy.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:43 PM
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Chefguy: plurperfect is a verb tense. It's not an adjative.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:55 PM
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Antediluvian.
Literally means before Noah's flood. But it can mean anything old.
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Old 06-22-2004, 06:23 PM
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I love the "sleepy" adjectives:

somnolent
languid
soporific
languorous
torpid
drowsy

Makes me think of bees buzzing, soft winds, hammocks, and lemonade.
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bughunter
These are my three favorite acronyms...


Of course, I meant to type 'adjective.'

(How does one :wally oneself?)
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:22 PM
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knavish
sensual
luscious
epicurean
earthy
lush
languid
ethereal
scandalous
devilish
pompous
sanguine - heh!
diaphanous
celestial
empyreal or empyrean
umbrous
winsome
beauteous
wistful
melancholic


I could go on and on... I love words
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:10 AM
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I like egregious and aleatory.
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:19 AM
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Spiffy is still keen.
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:27 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bughunter
Ubiquitous,
Obligatory, and
Callipygian...

especially in situations where they all apply.
So, a hip-hop video, right?

I like:
nightblue
multitudinous
sassy
phantasmagorical
slithery
coruscating
ultracrepidarian (discovered via the Straight Dope)
...and there's got to be some adjectival form of the word velleity.

They're all perfectly cromulent words too...
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:34 AM
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Fucken

No, not "fucking". Fucken.

It's a truly great and versatile word, and no I don't use it for its shock value. I imagine the sort of people I mix with wouldn't be shocked for a start. It is simply, in its own right, a fucken great word.
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Old 06-23-2004, 07:35 AM
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I've always loved the word loquacious. And strangely enough, another one of my favourites has already been mentioned:

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Mellifluous
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:33 AM
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Cromulent.
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:52 PM
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Tenebrous.
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Old 06-23-2004, 06:42 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bughunter
These are my three favorite acronyms,

Ubiquitous,
Obligatory, and
Callipygian...

especially in situations where they all apply.

Then there's also Fimicolous... which is an awesome insult adjective.
I'd agree, but there is a sheep variant referred to as callipygian, which kind of ruins it for me.

Besides other words listed here, I would add
sterquilnian (best used to insult publically, with only the priviledged understanding)
autochthonous (just sounds neat)
sequacious
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Old 06-23-2004, 07:02 PM
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sterquilnian
...does not get any google hits nor does Mirriam-Webster list it.

Did you spell it correctly?

Aha... dictionary.com suggests sterquilinous may be what we wanted.
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:56 AM
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Miss Waggintongue talked so much that she didn't have time to loquacious going.
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:59 AM
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Macabre. Just sounds foreign and chilling enough.
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:06 AM
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Turgid.
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:17 AM
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I was thinking of this word just today; for some reason I always think of it in connection with the word dryasdust, which is another favorite of mine.
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Old 06-24-2004, 02:32 PM
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I'd agree, but there is a sheep variant referred to as callipygian, which kind of ruins it for me.

Besides other words listed here, I would add
sterquilnian (best used to insult publically, with only the priviledged understanding)
autochthonous (just sounds neat)
sequacious
I'll have to double check a more complete dictionary. I always trust my vocabulary more than any silly dictionary editors.

I'm thinking I should add tenebrous and cromulent to my list of obscure and good words. I'm also thinking AskNott should be shot.
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Old 06-26-2004, 04:15 PM
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Cumbersome

Eloquent

Robust

Feeble-minded

Pretentious

Bombastic

Just to name a few...
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Old 06-27-2004, 10:38 AM
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I love to use the word muchly.

Also ding is a favorite word of mine. It's not for spectacular things but if you pull off something a bit special, it gets a ding.
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